Last week was the first meeting of Run Club completely in the dark. Our group of four women ran along the Greenbelt, armored with headlamps and numbers. We came across a few other intrepid runners, but no other females braving the dark and the cold. My pace was pushed, but I welcome that. The only way I’ll get faster is by going faster.
There were, however, a few other lessons that I’ll need to take forward for next time.
- Running has made my pants bigger. This may be due to a stretching factor, but no matter the reason, pants falling down is both inconvenient and cold.
- Keeping a cell phone in a lightweight jacket pocket causes the jacket to unzip itself. This also results in additional chill factor.
- For reasons unknown, my shirt slid up while my pants slid down, leaving a large slice of my tummy completely without protection from the cold.
- It’s harder to listen to people talking when you’re running as fast as you can to keep up with them.
- No one gets left behind at Run Club.